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Precise block-level monsoon information to farmers by 2019

Indian and British scientists are working on a project together under the National Monsoon Mission.

Need second Green Revolution without any delay, should start from eastern India: PM Modi

Need second Green Revolution without any delay, should start from eastern India: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called for second Green Revolution, saying it should start immediately from eastern India.

Sustaining 4% growth in agri sector a challenge: Singh

Sustaining 4 percent growth in the farm sector is a challenging task though it remains one of the top priorities of the government, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said Monday.

BASF opens R&D centre for agrochemicals in India

The new research and development (R&D) centre will contribute to tailor-made solutions for India's agriculture. We will partner with the farmers and work with them. The team in India will work towards development of new active ingredients, new formulations and technologies.

India should prepare to face extreme weather, warn scientists

Around the same time as Cyclone Pam flattened the tiny Pacific island nation of Vanuatu early this month, untimely rains and hailstorms lashed Maharashtra in India destroying at least 5.5 million hectares of winter crops.

Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Awards 2015

Mahindra instituted Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Awards to recognize & reward the purposeful contributions by farmers and agri institutions towards the development of Indian Agriculture.

Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Awards 2015: Know the features of Mahindra's Arjun Novo tractor

Mahindra instituted Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Awards to recognize & reward the purposeful contributions by farmers and agri institutions towards the development of Indian Agriculture.
Know the features of Mahindra latest tractor, Arjun Novo.

India must not have 'irrational fears' for GM crops: Expert

The country needs to develop more Genetically Modified (GM) crops to cut down on the large imports of pulses, vegetables and edible oils and should not be swayed by irrational fears, Principal Scientific Advisor to the government R Chidambaram said Friday.

CII calls for critical distribution reforms in agriculture

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) president Chandrajit Banerjee has called for critical distribution reforms in the agriculture sector to ensure a further decline in inflation.

‘Farm credit flow highest in South India, lowest in NE’

Credit flow in the agriculture sector is highest in South India on increased awareness about the existing schemes, but lowest in the north eastern region of the country, a study by industry body Assocham said Tuesday.

Biz climate improves in Sept on better agri exports

Business climate improved in September primarily buoyed by better agricultural exports and uptick in tourism sector, according to a report.

Expecting bumper crop to revive economy: Pawar

Expecting a bumper crop due to good monsoon this year, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said the increased production "will give a boost to the reviving economy".

Prez to launch agri-SMS-portal next week

An agri-portal that will provide information on weather forecast and advisories on disease outbreak to farmers will be launched by President Pranab Mukherjee here next week.

'India lags far behind other nations in farm mechanisation'

India lags far behind other nations like Japan in farm mechanisation and efforts are being made to promote use of agricultural machineries to address labour crisis, a senior government official said Thursday.

Two degree rise in temperature will hit India's agriculture: WB

An expected two degrees Celsius rise in the world's average temperatures in the next few decades would make India's summer monsoon unpredictable, affecting crop production, a World Bank report said Wednesday.

Open ended subsidy on urea is wrong, illogical: Montek

Open ended subsidy on urea is "wrong", "illogical" and is damaging Indian agriculture, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said on Friday.

Retail inflation for agri workers rises to 12.3% in January

Retail inflation for agriculture workers increased to 12.30 percent in January mainly due to increase in prices of food items and bus fare.

Cartelisation in agriculture affects poor farmers: Experts

Cartelisation in the agriculture sector is impacting consumers and poor farmers the most who are not getting a fair price for the products as a result, a panel of experts said.

Major crop production expected to fall by 2.8% in FY13: CMIE

Production of rice is projected to fall by 3.4 percent in FY13 as its acreage declined by 4.1 percent to 375 lakh hectares as on November 2.

'Steps needed to improve disbursal of agri credit to needy'

Even though credit to agriculture has increased manifold over the past one decade, major reforms are still required to improve funds availability to the needy, an industry body has said.